11 Puglia Homes and Villas That Are Great for Family Stays

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Ranging from traditional trulli to modern villas, these Puglia properties are great for family and group accommodations.

Puglia Travel Guide

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If Italy is a boot, then Puglia (Apulia*) is its spur and stiletto heel. A long region on Italy’s southeast coast, Puglia is vast fields of wheat and olive groves in its north and interior and gorgeous beaches and swimming coves in the south. Puglia Map Puglia borders four other regions: Molise, Campania, Basilicata, and … Read more

What to Pack for a Trip to Italy

Packing for Italy and not sure where to start? Let me help. I’ve traveled all over Italy in every season—alone, with my family, as part of a tour group, and while doing research for some of the guidebooks I have written. During these trips, I have taken notes on what worked and what didn’t, from … Read more

The 20 Regions of Italy

Italy is made up of 20 regions, each with its own history, flavors, customs, and local dialects. Some regions, like Tuscany and Sicily, are well-known as travel destinations, while others like Lazio, Lombardy, and Piemonte, are overshadowed by their capitals Rome, Milan, and Turin. It’s worthwhile to educate yourself about the regions of Italy before … Read more

Lombardy Travel Guide

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The richest and most populous of Italy’s regions, Lombardy is home to Milan. Milan is not only the capital of Lombardy, but also Italy’s capital of fashion, finance, and media. Known as Lombardia in Italian, Lombardy derives its name from the Longobards, a Germanic kingdom that ruled large stretches of the Italian peninsula beginning in … Read more